Nation recalls 9/11
Americans remember 9/11 with somber tributes on the 17th anniversary of the attacks.
Americans remembered 9/11 on Tuesday with tears and somber tributes as President Donald Trump hailed “the moment when America fought back” on one of the hijacked planes used as weapons in the deadliest terror attack on U.S. soil.
Victims’ relatives said prayers for their country, pleaded for national unity and pressed officials not to use the 2001 terror attacks as a political tool in a polarized nation.
Seventeen years after losing her husband, Margie Miller joined thousands on a misty morning at the memorial plaza where the twin towers once stood.
“To me, he is here. This is my holy place,” she said before the reading of the names of her husband, Joel Miller, and the nearly 3,000 others killed when jets slammed into the towers, the Pentagon and a field near Shanksville, Pa.
Above, Chrissy Bortz of Latrobe, Pa., pays her respects at the Wall of Names at the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pa. At left, White House staff observe a moment of silence.